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Zoning Committee deadlocks on 106 Forest Hills St. development

May 11, 2018
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Abutters were angry and committee members were divided at a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on May 2 regarding a proposed development of a 13,000-square-foot residential building at 106 Forest Hills St. The proposed project would demolish an existing building to build a new one with nine residential units and 10...

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Punto muerto acerca del proyecto de 106 Forest Hills Street

May 11, 2018
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Miembros del Comité de Urbanización y vecinos se enfrentaron en una reunión de JPNC el 2 de mayo respecto al propuesto desarrollo de un edificio residencial de 1.200 metros cuadrados en 106 Forest Hills St. El propuesto proyecto demuele un edificio existente para construir uno nuevo con nueve unidades residenciales y 10 lugares de...

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Jamaica Pond Pathways planning places priority on landscaping and infrastructure

April 27, 2018
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The first community meeting about the $4 million Jamaica Pond Pathways improvements project was held on April 10. About 20 people attended the meeting to share their thoughts about the priorities and strategies for the improvements. The City’s capital budget has allocated $4,060,000 to the project, but the budget for construction will be more...

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JPNC’s housing committee talks Shattuck Hospital, JP/Rox

April 27, 2018
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The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met on April 17 to discuss the Shattuck Hospital campus, the Arborway Yard, and the JP/Rox transportation study. The committee discussed the planning process for what will happen to the campus of the Shattuck Hospital. The state is relocating Shattuck’s existing...

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JP Kids: KidsArts serves young JP artists after school and in summer

April 27, 2018
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KidsArts, officially known as The Jamaica Plain Multicultural After-school Arts Program, is a nonprofit organization operating in the Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 Eliot St. and has after-school and summer program for young artists. The after-school program began in 1986 at the Jamaica Plain Firehouse Arts Center, where JP Licks is currently located, but...

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JP Kids: Run for Recess raises money and fun

April 27, 2018
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On Saturday, May 19, students and staff members from four Jamaica Plain Schools will participate in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K. Funds raised through the family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which will take place along Franklin Park’s cross country course, will support play and physical activity in 140 elementary...

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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well...

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Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting

April 13, 2018
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The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting. The meeting, which is part...

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City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan

April 13, 2018
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La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos—residentes con oficiales electos y analistas—sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento...

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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

April 13, 2018
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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

Susan Eisenberg, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. She will present her books at various events in the Boston area this month. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It...

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